MAFS UK star April Banbury says she was 'struggling with her emotions' on the show

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Married At First Sight UK star April Banbury has said she was ‘struggling with her emotions’ during her time on the show on Wednesday. 

The former Miss Great Britain, 33, admitted she felt like she was ‘losing herself’ as she cried both on and off camera and thanked the welfare team for their support.

Her on-screen husband George Roberts was arrested last week on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour, the couple are no longer in a relationship. 

Upset: Married At First Sight UK star April Banbury, 33, has said she was'struggling with her emotions' during her time on the show on Wednesday

Upset: Married At First Sight UK star April Banbury, 33, has said she was ‘struggling with her emotions’ during her time on the show on Wednesday

April posted a heartbreaking photo of herself in tears alongside a snap of the show’s cast and members of the crew, George was notably absent. 

In honour of world mental health day, she penned: ‘I wanted to share a little message about my time on MAFS. I cried a lot on and off camera. I was faced with situations I simply wasn’t used to. 

‘In life I surround myself with kind hearts, positive vibes and independence. So for me to be so emotional so much was hard to watch. It’s not me.’

Her on-screen husband George Roberts was arrested last week on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour , the couple are no longer in a relationship (pictured on the show)

Her on-screen husband George Roberts was arrested last week on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour , the couple are no longer in a relationship (pictured on the show)

Behind-the-scenes: The former Miss Great Britain admitted she felt like she was'losing herself' as she shared a snap of the show's cast and members of the crew, George was notably absent

Behind-the-scenes: The former Miss Great Britain admitted she felt like she was ‘losing herself’ as she shared a snap of the show’s cast and members of the crew, George was notably absent

April continued: ‘At times I felt like I was losing myself, but thankfully I had the wonderful welfare team especially @emma_pringle_ Emma you will be a friend forever.

‘So to anyone who is suffering with hidden emotions don’t be afraid to show them. Let’s start normalising these emotions and healing from them together.’

George, 40, and April married in a non-legally binding ceremony after they met at the altar for the first time on the hit E4 show. 

April recently returned to her £750,000 apartment in south London – without ‘husband’ George. 

In honour of world mental health day, she penned:'I wanted to share a little message about my time on MAFS. I cried a lot on and off camera. I was faced with situations I wasn¿t used to'

In honour of world mental health day, she penned: ‘I wanted to share a little message about my time on MAFS. I cried a lot on and off camera. I was faced with situations I wasn’t used to’

Before news of his arrest was reported, MailOnline exclusively revealed that April is in therapy following the end of her marriage to the divorced father-of-four. 

His appearance on the E4 show came despite three women who had previous relationships with Mr Roberts reportedly raising concerns about him. Others are reported to have now come forward. 

E4 are still broadcasting the pre-recorded programme featuring him and his TV wife April after he was arrested. 

Father-of-four Roberts, a financial adviser, denies any wrongdoing and has been bailed by Scotland Yard.

Tough: April continued:'At times I felt like I was losing myself, but thankfully I had the wonderful welfare team'

Tough: April continued: ‘At times I felt like I was losing myself, but thankfully I had the wonderful welfare team’

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘A 40-year-old man was arrested in Worcestershire on Thursday, September 29, on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour. He was taken to a police station and bailed pending further enquiries.’ 

Meanwhile viewers of last Tuesday’s episode of Married At First Sight UK saw April continue to express concern about her husband’s ‘trust issues’ while claiming he could be ‘the one’. 

The former Miss GB brought George to London during home stay week on the show, where they met up with April’s best friend Jose. 

While out for a few drinks, April told her pal: ‘It’s been a massive rollercoaster, it’s been a journey I thought I would never go on. It hasn’t been plain sailing. I got an insight into George’s life, what it was like, it’s peacefully, very different. We do have very different lives. I think that’s what we have to see if we can integrate together.’

TV wedding: George, 40, and April married in a non-legally binding ceremony after they met at the altar for the first time on the hit E4 show

TV wedding: George, 40, and April married in a non-legally binding ceremony after they met at the altar for the first time on the hit E4 show

Speaking to the camera alone, Jose said: ‘The April that I know I don’t think she wants to go to the countryside, she still has a lot to achieve in the city.’

‘In terms of compromising I don’t want to see April doing all the work. He also needs to add a little bit of compromise. Like ok the children are very important in my life but so are you.’

April told him: ‘My main concern is the fact he hasn’t trusted me throughout this and I haven’t done anything for him to not trust me. 

‘Things have happened, things have been said and I have felt like I have to defend myself all of the time to the point now where I don’t know what more I can do to make him believe me I would never do that.’

Ex: George was arrested on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour on September 29 - but E4 will reportedly still broadcast pre-recorded shows

Ex: George was arrested on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour on September 29 – but E4 will reportedly still broadcast pre-recorded shows 

Jose responded: ‘This is George’s issue, it’s not your issue. He’s the one that has to find a solution for his trust issues.

Speaking to the camera alone, April said: ‘My biggest concern I expressed to Jose is that George has trust issues. 

‘I’m hoping that he can overcome it because I do want to see a future with him and that’s the only thing I can see stopping it from happening. That’s the biggest thing moving forward.’

Issues: Viewers of Tuesday night's episode of Married At First Sight UK saw April continue to express concern about her husband's'trust issues' while claiming he could be'the one'

Issues: Viewers of Tuesday night’s episode of Married At First Sight UK saw April continue to express concern about her husband’s ‘trust issues’ while claiming he could be ‘the one’

‘I really hope that he can get there without sabotaging something that can be so amazing. That’s what I’m holding on to. I guess only time will tell.’

While George was at the bathroom, Jose asked April: ‘Do you think George is the one?’

April replied: ‘I don’t know, I think George could be the one. I literally adore George, the feelings I have towards him is not like a feeling I’ve ever had towards anyone ever in the past.’

Trust: The former Miss GB brought George to London during home stay week on the show, where they met up with April's best friend Jose

Trust: The former Miss GB brought George to London during home stay week on the show, where they met up with April’s best friend Jose 

At the weekend, April suggested that the relationship was over. A source close to April told The Sun that she is ‘having a very difficult time’ and ‘doesn’t want to ever see him again’.

A show source said that they were not aware of allegations against George before he married April on the television show.

But one of his ex-girlfriends claimed otherwise. ‘I’m so shocked to see he has been given a platform on a TV show. I messaged Married at First Sight. I said I reported him to the police,’ she told The Sun.

Love? April explained:'I don't know I think George could be the one. I literally adore George, the feelings I have towards him is not like a feeling I've ever had towards anyone'

Love? April explained: ‘I don’t know I think George could be the one. I literally adore George, the feelings I have towards him is not like a feeling I’ve ever had towards anyone’

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